Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral, usually gained from serpentine rocks or amphiboles. Russia was the largest producer of asbestos before it was banned. It was used in many areas of industry between the end of the Second World War and 1999. These days, old buildings that still have asbestos insulated walls can still be a problem.
As many as 1 in 100 men over the age of 40 in this country will develop a malignant asbestos related disease, as well as an increasing number of women. The most prevalent asbestos related disease is benign pleural disease however. We represent clients who have made an asbestos claim for mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and pleural thickening. Contact Us now for further information on asbestos related diseases.
Here are a small sample of jobs that can give rise to exposure to asbestos dust; laggers, dock and garage workers, joiners, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians, builders, plumbers, and heating engineers amongst others.
Your health is a priority, so don’t put off seeking medical advice if you suspect you have been affected by asbestos.
Time limits apply, so make sure you also seek our advice as soon as you are able. The longer you leave your claim, the more difficult it can be to pursue.